WATERFORD is doing its bit to cut down on use of plastic with new water stations along the Greenway.
Walkers and cyclists can refill their water bottles free of charge and it is hoped that this will encourage re-use.
“Single use plastic water bottles account for a large proportion of waste, and the installation of these bottle refill stations will help to prevent this,” said the mayor, Councillor John Pratt, who launched the new amenity.
The refill stations were funded under the Local Authority Prevention Network, which works to prevent waste. They are at Abbeyside, Ballylynch Cross, Kilmacthomas Station and Bilberry.
Several new plastic bottle recycling bins have been installed at Kilbarry Nature Park, The People’s Park, Abbeyside and on The Promenade in Tramore, where they were first introduced by the Tidy Towns committee. The bins were manufactured in Dungarvan by Coffey Engineering
Some 240kg of plastic was recovered from Tramore’s two bins during one seven-day period this summer.